Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

We Offer Carrier Greenspeed Intelligence Units

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

carrier-largeWe are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and that gives us an important advantage when it comes to best serving our customers: we can get the finest in new Carrier cooling technology and pass it on to homeowners.

So we are proud to announce that we have started to offer installation of Carrier air conditioning units with Greenspeed® intelligence, such as the Infinity® 26 air conditioner. The Purl’s customers who had already had these systems installed have told us how much they love them. They’re not only energy-efficient with advanced humidity controls, but they run ultra-quietly—50% quieter than the competition. Comfort, savings, and peace of mind in one package.

As a bonus, these are all-electric systems, which means they work great with solar panels. Plenty of our customers in the Central Valley like to have solar panels installed on their roofs, and it’s simple for us to put in a Greenspeed® intelligence air conditioning system that makes maximum use of solar capabilities.

To find out more about having a Carrier air conditioning system with Greenspeed® installed in your home, call our team today.

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Why Does an Air Conditioner Short-Cycle?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitOne of the most common signs of something wrong with a central air conditioning system is short-cycling. This is when an air conditioner fails to complete a full cooling cycle and instead shuts down early, only to turn back on again a short time later. Short-cycling is bad news for a few reasons:

  • It wastes power, resulting in higher utility bills
  • It puts extra strain on the AC, leading to an early replacement
  • It doesn’t give the system enough time to spread cool air evenly around the house

Under normal circumstances, you can expect your home’s air conditioning system to run for 15 minutes or more before it cycles down. If you notice that it’s running for shorter times than this and you hear it turn on multiple times in an hour, you should look into it. Sometimes short-cycling is a simple issue to correct. But in many cases, you’ll need to call technicians to diagnose what’s happening and then handle the necessary air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip AC Maintenance This Year

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

old-ac-need-maintenanceWe understand you have a lot to handle right now. Scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance in Fresno, CA might seem like it’s something you can push off to next year. Everyone knows the feeling of thinking, “Oh, this can’t be that important. It can wait.”

We want to turn you away from this! Air conditioning system maintenance, even if done later in the spring or in early summer, is an essential job for your home comfort. You’ll be glad you had it done, because the consequences of skipping it are often steep.

What do we mean? Below are a few scenarios you may end up facing because your AC missed out on its routine check-up, cleaning, and adjustment from our HVAC professionals:

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Spring Is Officially Here: Schedule AC Maintenance

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

USA-LogoNow that the first day of spring has come and gone, it’s time to shift priorities toward the warmer weather of the future—even though we’ll still experience cold bouts in the months to come.

In the HVAC world, spring means thinking about air conditioners. We’re a top provider for services for air conditioning in Fresno, CA and throughout the Central Valley. During spring, our most important AC service for our customers is routine air conditioning maintenance. It’s necessary to have this job done before the hot months arrive and you need the AC running. We know things may seem cramped right now, but we recommend calling us to talk about your options and the best time to provide this valuable tune-up and inspection.

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Don’t Push Your AC Over Its Limits!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

hand-setting-thermostatYou want to avoid HVAC repair in Fresno, CA as much as possible. Even though fall has now officially arrived, the Central Valley is still experiencing blistering hot days that can reach the 90s. Your home’s air conditioning system has hard work ahead, and if you aren’t cautious about running it, you may drive it into the ground and cause an expensive repair or replacement.

Your air conditioner has limits. For example, the AC can’t lower the temperature in your house to the point where water would freeze. (Not that you would want to.) To help you know how best to keep your cooling system running in good shape at the end of the season, we’re going to look at your central air conditioner’s cooling limits.

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Dirty Sock Syndrome: The Smelly AC Problem

Monday, August 26th, 2019

girl-pinches-noseOf all the troubles you might encounter with your air conditioning system, dirty sock syndrome is the one that triggers the most immediate reaction. It’s right there in the name—it sounds like something you absolutely don’t want in your house!

But what is dirty sock syndrome, and is it actually a significant air conditioning repair problem?

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A Moldy AC? Here’s How It Can Happen and What It Means

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

mold-cellsAs an air conditioning contractor in Madera, CA with many decades of history, our technicians have seen almost every type of AC system problem possible. You can trust us when we tell you that mold in an air conditioning system does happen, and more often then people imagine. It’s not just a cosmetic problem. We’ll explain the trouble mold causes, which include health hazards.

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Electrical Troubles in an Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 29th, 2019

electrical-panel-repairsAir conditioners are complicated electrical devices. The combination of an intricate electrical system and the use of chemical refrigerant makes it tricky for a non-professional to be able to diagnose what’s wrong with an air conditioner, let alone understand how to fix it.

Electrical issues are the most common type of malfunction that can bring an air conditioning system to a halt and cut off cooling to a house. Below we’ve listed the electrical malfunctions our technicians often see when they come to repair a customer’s faulty air conditioner.

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Electrical Trouble in Your AC Can Mean Tripped Circuit Breakers

Monday, July 15th, 2019

stripped-electrical-wireWhenever an air conditioning system abruptly shuts down—the fan won’t come on, the compressor won’t come on—one of the first things we recommend homeowners check is their electrical panel. A tripped circuit breaker might have caused the air conditioning system to lose power. Resetting the breaker may solve the problem.

Or … the problem may come right back. If this is the case for your air conditioning system, there’s something else wrong, such as electrical trouble in the AC. You may need to have our professionals check on the system and repair it. Let’s look a bit further into this situation.

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Why Your Air Conditioning System Isn’t Turning On

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

man-a-fan-a-planWe’ve written before about the signs to watch for that will warn you it’s time to schedule professional air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA. But no sign is clearer that you have an air conditioner in trouble than when the air conditioner just won’t turn on when you need it.

Please don’t panic if you find you’ve got a non-responsive air conditioning system. In many cases, there’s a simple issue behind it and you won’t need to call for a repair technician. Once you’ve eliminated the basic explanations, then you should turn to an HVAC professional. Do not open up either cabinet of your AC system and attempt to do repairs on your own!

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